Your Primer to Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions

Author: Dave Turgeon

Exit Planning, Healthcare Sectors
Selling Your I/DD Agency: Observations From an Industry Veteran

As you may or may not know, I have been an advisor to owners of provider agencies supporting individuals affected by an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD) for more than 30 years. I am fortunate in that I love this work. It is enormously gratifying to earn a living by helping others reach their goals. I am able to help business owners reach their financial goals and buyers achieve their growth and value-creation goals while improving the lives of employees and clients alike through the right transaction.

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Exit Planning, Healthcare Sectors
Don't Go It Alone: One Map That Shows Why IDD Owners Need M&A Advisors

The above is a map put together by our team at VERTESS. This map identifies some of the larger intellectual and developmental disability (IDD) competitors in the country, the states in which they do business, and their owner or ownership structure. Every healthcare industry uses this tool. These maps provide valuable insight into the competitive landscape of the respective industries. They are also a way of demonstrating why a healthcare business owner would be wise to partner with a merger and acquisition (M&A) advisor when the owner decides it is time to begin pursuing a sale of the company. Along with business size and service lines, buyers are often categorized by the geographic markets in which they're seeking acquisitions. Advisors should be aware of who is looking for acquisitions where.

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Exit Planning, Healthcare Sectors
Selling Your I/DD Business: Why The Right Time Is Now

For many entrepreneurs, moving on from their business — especially if it's a business they founded — is one of the most difficult decisions to make. For owners of provider agencies that support individuals affected by an intellectual and/or developmental disability (I/DD), the decision can prove even more difficult when the owner has a personal attachment to and passion for the space. However, while many owners find it difficult to start the process of selling their business, the reality is that it's a necessary and important step. As the old adage says, "Failing to plan is planning to fail."

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Exit Planning
Where's My Cash? Dispelling A Common Misconception About PE-Backed Acquisitions

Physician practice owners are often surprised to learn how private equity (PE)-backed companies structure their acquisitions and the relatively small amount of cash paid at closing. It's significantly less than owners (sellers) expected.
Below is a simple breakdown of how the proceeds from a typical PE acquisition works. The selling price is generally paid in three parts. Understanding the timing of these payouts may influence when owners choose to sell their practices.

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Market Trends
Healthcare Mergers and Acquisitions: Stats, Predictions and Guidance

Over the past few months, as 2018 wound down and 2019 kicked into high gear, we've seen a steady flow of reports analyzing U.S. healthcare merger and acquisition (M+A) activity from last year and outlining predictions for this year. Let's examine what these reports identified as some of the key developments of the year that was and forecasts for the year that is and then discuss what it all means for your business.

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